FINAL SCORE: #9 Penn State Beaver 3, #7 Penn State DuBois 4
RECORDS: Penn State Beaver (19-21) | Penn State DuBois (22-14)
LOCATION: East Field Park, Glens Falls, New York
IN BRIEF: Penn State DuBois was able to hold on to their lead in the top of the 7th inning to defeat Penn State Beaver 4-3 in the first elimination game of the 2016 USCAA Small College World Series.
HOW THEY SCORED: Penn State Beaver got the day going with the bases loaded in the top of the 1st inning as Blaise McCarty singled to advance all the runners and score Jake Debo from third. In the bottom of the 2nd inning Colton Treaster singled scoring Josh Sorbera. Alessandro Marotto followed that up with a double to score Treaster as Penn State DuBois took the 2-1 lead.
With the bases loaded Beaver's McCarty got his second single and second RBI of the of the game when he singled to score Debo from third and advance all the runners. Matt Capo earned an RBI of his own on a ground out to the shortstop which scored Alex Hart. DuBois got what would prove to be the winning-run in the bottom of the 5th inning when Clayton Butler stole second allowing Alex Hart to take home on the pass ball.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE: Brandon Getting had two hits for DuBois on his three trips to the plate, including an RBI. Dan Bowman pitched four and a thirds inning coming out of the bullpen. He struck out three and surrendered no hits to Beaver.
Penn State Beaver's Debo was 2-4 at the plate and McCarty was 2-3 with two RBIs. Nick Casasnata pitched four innings and gave up four earned runs and struck out four batters.
NEXT UP: Penn State DuBois will face Wright State – Lake Campus today at 6:30 pm EST in an elimination game. The winner will survive another day and play Wednesday at 9:30 am EST. Penn State Beaver leaves Glens Falls after today's loss. They finish the season 19-21 and PSUAC Conference Champions.